With its Victoria Cross hero Ben Roberts-Smith, now state GM, in one corner, Seven Queensland has returned fire at regional broadcasters running a campaign calling on media reform.
Seven has taken aim at the “Save Our Voices” campaign to “save” local news, mounted by WIN, Prime and Southern Cross Austereo.
“Seven Queensland spends more on local news than our commercial competitors combined,” it says.
“They want to make it easier for mergers and takeovers. We don’t support their bullying and threats and viewers shouldn’t be treated as pawns.”
The video is authorised by outgoing Qld general manager Neil Mooney and fronted by news presenter (and former Family Feud) host Rob Brough.